NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 07: Breanna Stewart #30 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts to a three point shot against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the National Semifinal game of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at the New Orleans Arena on April 7, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
A day after UConn Huskies'Shabazz Napier was named to the 2014 Bob Cousy Award watch list, four of Geno Auriemma's players found their way onto the list of nominees for the John R. Wooden Award, which honors the women’s preseason top 30, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Wednesday.
Senior All-Americans Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, junior All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, and preseason AAC Player of the Year freshman Breanna Stewart were among those to make the list, which is based on last season's performance and based on a poll of national media members.
More details via SNY.com:
Duke was the only other team with as many as three players on the list with seniors Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston and junior Elizabeth Williams. California (Brittany Boyd, Gennifer Brandon), Notre Dame (Kayla McBride, Natalie Achonwa), Tennessee (Bashaara Graves, Meighan Simmons), and North Carolina (Diamond DeShields, Xylina McDaniel) had two apiece.
The Atlantic Coast Conference led all conferences with nine selections, followed by the Pac-12 and newly formed American Athletic Conference with five, the Southeastern Conference with four, the Big 12 and Big Ten with three, and Conference USA with one.
The Wooden All American Team (the nation's top five players) will be released next week.